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African American History and Rights

MOST COMMONLY USED MATERIALS

Here, we've highlighted archival collections and holdings at the JFK Library—starting with the most popular—that support research on African American history and civil rights during the Kennedy presidency.

Please note that the Kennedy administration most often used the term "Negro" to describe African American individuals and groups; this is reflected in many of the finding aids (guides) to our holdings, as they represent the folder titles assigned by Kennedy administration officials.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS